Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have made a LiveUSB Ubuntu version 12, booted it up. Works fine.

The problem is, I'm not allowed to install it onto someone else's computer, but I'm fine with a USB. I know that if I install any kind of program onto it, all changes will be erased after I shutdown/restart.

My Question: Is there any way of keeping programs/changes you've made on a LiveUSB?

share|improve this question
Create it with a persistence partition, and yes. You'd have to do that via either unetbootin or the usb disk creator – Thomas W. Jun 21 '12 at 17:18
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Try this article

share|improve this answer
Thanks! I'll try that! But can you do it from the liveusb? – Nick Jun 21 '12 at 17:25
Not sure but I have a feeling you can't. – Brandon Kreisel Jun 21 '12 at 18:02
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Eliah Kagan Jun 22 '12 at 11:27

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.